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- *** Long sitting-at-the-airport-again Reflection / Appreciation Post!!! *** Officially graduated from the University of Canberra yesterday. Whilst I completed the course work a few months ago it was actually a nice formal event to close that chapter.
The best thing about my uni experience was not confirming what I already think but exposing me to what I don’t know, and really that’s a lot. The Bachelor degree has barely scratched the surface and I can’t wait to continue with academic pursuits, but for the short term need to focus on my baby tattoo studio and other real art projects that are on the horizon.
I almost pulled out a few times as the pressure of doing full time work on top of study was doing my head in - Thanks Donna for not letting me! As a result I became (slightly) better at time management and prioritisation. Health/fitness & personal relationships were sacrificed, but will focused on again soon.
Reflecting on the speeches a few things resonated. More than just a acknowledgement of perseverance, it was the recognition of failure not as a negative but rather a crucial part of the process. It builds resilience and strengthens the end product, embrace it!
Collaboration was also highlighted as key factor for success. This can applied to any realm: study, work, sports etc and I apply it daily, collaborating with my clients helping them receive the tattoo they really need.
I couldn’t have completed this degree anywhere near the levels I achieved with out the help and support of my student cohort - @Bron te_perry, @soniaward62 @theneilb (all amazing and inspiring artists in unique ways) along with the guidance from lecturers @donna.foley2, Candace Miles and @ronmcburnie. And of course a huge thanks goes out to family and friends for your endless support also, regardless of real world or online comments on social media, both have been timely and encouraging.
To those still studying, keep going! And for those contemplating a degree as a “mature aged student”: do it, just do it. You have so much more real world experience to bring to the conversation, you’re never to old to learn!
Have a great day 🙂